About 400 Washington and Lee students became the latest batch of graduates in our area.
Members of the Class of 2010 received their diplomas at the graduation ceremony in Lexington Thursday morning.
The class broke several records for the school. Nearly 30 percent of the class graduated with more than one major. With 20 students, the graduating class also had the highest number of students ever to receive two degrees, both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science.
Washington and Lee's president spoke to the class about the school's character.
"The mark of a Washington and Lee man or woman should be that anyone they deal with, no matter their differences, should walk away knowing they were treated with respect," said Kenneth Ruscio.
Kenneth Hopkins, the Class of 2010's representative to the Executive Committee of the student body, spoke on behalf of the graduating class.
"As graduates, we must take note of the gifts this university has given us and live according to the motto, not unmindful of the future," said Hopkins.